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MS 181 C-BE

A chainsaw with reduced-emission engine technology, STIHL Easy2Start™ and Quick Chain Adjuster.

MS 181 C-BE
MS 181 C-BE is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 68.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practically made for me I simply cannot find fault with this tool. It was made for softies like me. What I like best is the starter; that made worth a price premium. With a choke that holds the trigger down (so I don't have to), it's made for starting the way I've always had to: With the saw *pressed to the ground* and my good hand on the pull cord. (This is hard to do while also holding down the trigger.) The saw does the work; pulling the cord doesn't.I need a chainsaw between once and three times a year, but this year I have *tons* of firewood to harvest, so my MS 181 C's gotta get me through it.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around awesome saw. Picked up my saw at J&R Sales E.Dubuque, It's a great saw that has power and starts easy every time.Ytime.You can carry this saw long lengths of time and weight is such it won't wear you down.Does the work of bigger saws without hesitation.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chainsaw for homeowners I've not had the chainsaw very long but have felled, limbed, and bucked about 20 trees with it. Much lighter than my old Poulan.Stihl is a better brand and that comes with a higher price. Well worth it.The easy start function on this saw is fantastic. After spending 2hrs of cutting and manually hauling lumber in the summer, you can get tired quickly. Yours arms can be very tired and the easy start function doesn't require even half of the strength or speed needed to pull start a cold engine. Once she's warmed up, the easy start works like a breeze.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I It's easy to start this chainsaw but once it's hot and you turn it off you have to wait 30-45 before it will start again. Very frustrating. I have to make sure to continually fill it with gas and chain oil while it's running so that it doesn't turn off.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Saw won't start Saw is a few years old - won't start. Always hard to start in spring. Now won;t start at all. Has spark but no fuel. Shop says carb needs replaced. Literally used a few times a year for last three years - and carb needs replaced???!!!Very disappointed. My bigger sthil works fine for 15 years. Will not buy a small saw like this again from stihl.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Starts easy, plenty of power I really like the easy start and the tool less chain tensioner. Very easy to use and plenty of power for a home owner
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This product is not worth buying Can not keep a chain sharp on this saw. I have bought four new chains, had the chains sharpened professionally and taken to the shop three times. The saw starts without a problem but is no good due to chain issue. I have had the oiler checked and even set up a test cut log, made four cuts with a new chain before the saw started throwing saw dust. My guess is the problem is due to the metal thickness on the chain, wanted to change the bar so that I could put on a better chain but just so happens you can not change the bar on this saw. My opinion is that this is the poorest designed saw Stihl has every built and not worth buying.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute rubbish! This is my second one. The first one was faulty. This one is also faulty despite good care. Temporary cheaper chainsaw I bought to hide me over is still going strong for less than half the price.
Date published: 2017-03-26
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